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. it is still a pretty serious situation in that area so stay away from it, if you can. >>> thank you for joining us at noon. i'm andrea roane. the obama administration is reporting a dramatic improvement in the healthcare website. as tara mergener reports, there are still plenty of challenges ahead. >> reporter: the frantic work to fix the government's healthcare website is starting to pay off. president obama's technology troubleshooters say healthcare.gov can now handle 50,000 users at that time a time, or up to 800,000 each day. advisor jeffrey zion said the site now works most of the time for most users. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes, and hardware upgrades. and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity, with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: the department of health and human services said system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and responses have declined from 8 minutes to less than one. the obama administration had promised the fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely, because the success or failur
. administration officials say president obama will attend mandela's state funeral and is expected to deliver remarks. live in washington danielle nottingham, now back to you. >> thank you. as the news spread today a few folks here in town have made their way down to the south african embassy to pay their respects tonight. we have the story live from there. >> reporter: you saw at 6:00 the crowd a little bigger now, more and more people started to come out to pay tribute outside the south african embassy where the statue of nelson mandela that was dedicated here in the you see more people out here. we've seen the entire spectrum of people, people of all races and ages and backgrounds, couples come out, mothers and fathers bringing their children out here, some folks actually in tears, a lot of folks at a loss for words. so we've really seen a good mix of just about everyone, people out here laying flowers down, setting candles up. we've seen folks taking pictures. 1 man told me he actually grew up in south africa, born and raised there. he's now a resident of the states. he said we lost a gr
: michelle, thanks very much. in another important story tonight, the health care web site faced its first big test today since the obama administration said that it met its deadline to make healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. trouble since the site's debut in october has cut into enroll. s. we learned today that 100,000 in ngnember for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that is a million short of the enrollees projected. wyatt andrews has been checking into the web site today. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, the administration says that 375,000 people tried to shop on healthcare.gov and that was officials called that a strong sign of interest but, again, that high a number created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> repor
there? >> yes, i'm here. >> okay. i guess we want to thank you so much for your time and for sharing your sentiments and what you were able to witness while you were over in south africa. i know that president obama is expected to speak here in a very short time giving some remarks about the loss of nelson mandela and what it means to the world. >> i want to share very quickly what some of the united states presidents in the past have said about mandela because he had met with several of them during his time when he came to the united states. in 1990 george l.w. bush called mandela a man who embodies the hopes of millions at a meeting at the white house. of course, there is that infamous picture of bill clinton with mandela in 1998 when clinton went to visit mandela and mandela showed the president the jail cell where he spent 17 years under incarceration by the government. it was a total of 20 years in prison. in 2002 president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right no
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